Brothers and Sisters,

This time of the year, many of us are working in hot, humid conditions. It’s on all of us to make sure everyone gets home safe and sound.

Read on for some of the best ways you can stay safe in the heat.

  • Stay well-hydrated
  • Take breaks in the shade
  • When possible, wear a hat and light-colored clothing
  • Keep an eye on fellow pipefitters and HVAC-R technicians
  • Wear sunblock and reapply often
Heat exhaustion can come on quickly. Know the signs so you can act quickly in case someone needs help. Signs of heat exhaustion include: heavy sweating; weakness; cold, pale, and clammy skin; fast, weak pulse; nausea or vomiting; and/or fainting.

To learn more, read the UA’s latest safety newsletter.

Thank you for doing your part.

In Solidarity,

Tom Kerr
Business Manager/Financial Secretary-Treasurer
Pipefitters Local 537